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Sound is capable of communicating ideas in different ways to visual elements in a design for performance. This subject explores the way sound is used as artistic mediums in the development of a performance. Applications of sound and music are integral to performance environments. Through a series of lectures and tutorial workshops, students will be introduced to sound in performance through a range of mediums and practices such as; film, opera, music theatre, dance, and other performance forms, and how sound interacts with the other design elements.
(No prior knowledge of music theory or sound production is required to take this subject).
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- demonstrate an ability to interrogate and respond to a brief;
- demonstrate an ability to generate a variety of design possibilities for a given situation;
- employ a range of verbal and written communication skills in expressing design ideas;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role and context of sound in performance;
- effectively make a case for practical design proposals.
On completing this subject students will demonstrate:
- an ability to undertake critical analysis;
- an ability to work with design precedents;
- an ability to work with different design methodologies;
- an understanding of challenges for the performance designer in the 21st century;
- an understanding of their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Last updated: 17 February 2020